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Potter to Oscars: “Avada Kedavra”

Among the breathtaking ball gowns and lavish composure, I noticed that something was missing at last Sunday’s Oscars. As I sat patiently before the television I realized this marked the last chance for the Harry Potter series to be recognized for the worldwide success they had achieved last summer. Surely […]

Lifestyles

Star Gazing for fans ONLY

Lights, Cameras, Dresses! The Oscars were a hit. Every year our favorite stars try to strut their way to be crowned the best dressed. It takes a matter of seconds for a person to develop an opinion about something, and when it comes to the way someone looks no one […]

Community visionary revamps town
Lifestyles

Community visionary revamps town

Ron Drake is not afraid of a challenge. His undeniable initiative and passion for the community has led him to becoming a catalyst in restoring downtown Siloam Springs, Ark. The vision sprung from Drake’s visit to the small town. As he sat on the downtown bridge overlooking Sager Creek, he […]

Lifestyles

Acting on obedience overseas

As graduation approaches, the decision of what to do next in life begins to arise. However, for alumni Daniel and Lauren Ostendorff, obedience serves as a testimony for everything they do, even if it means sacrificing a comfortable lifestyle. The couple’s journey set sail when both of them arrived at […]

Opinion

Laundry woes washed away

“We want answers,” said Mikael Seamans in last week’s column, “Gone with the wash.” Well, Seamans and my fellow students, I come bearing answers. Laundry is expensive. I agree. My friends and I talk about the $15 to $25 a month it costs just to have clean clothes. I’m a […]

Opinion

You’ll make the time

The phrase “You will make time for the things you treasure” is a well known one. It is one that I agree with, because in this phrase, many crucial parts of life are covered: Desires, time management, identity, importance and more. I would like to, though, focus on the word […]

Opinion

Faith: restoring, not dividing

Not many students can say they were raised in both a Protestant and Catholic home, but those of us that were raised that way are called the “Arnold Palmers of Christianity.” My life has been filled with Christian churches and Catholic missions, pastors and priests and devotionals and rosaries. My […]

Opinion

Meal plan choices fail to satisfy

What’s for lunch today? The question hounds me as I weigh what meager options the cafeteria has to offer. I could go for the green beans, so rubbery they squeak against my teeth when I eat them. There are also the leftover biscuits from morning breakfast, cleverly disguised in cheese […]

Opinion

Spring events lack Salsa spice

Many JBU students may be wondering, where did all the fun go? JBU may have a plethora of exciting events this semester—the Talent Show, sports, and plays—but there is one thing they are missing. Why do we not have a salsa dance? As far as I know, the salsa dance […]

Opinion

Better luck next time

The people waiting to go to the second run of the Talent Show on Family Weekend thought they would be settled down inside the Cathedral by 9 p.m., but instead they were left standing in the cold wind. The doors did not open to let the people in until at […]